The Art Gallery wall at First Unitarian displays 2-dimensional artwork by local artists for one month. You can view the art gallery when the church office is open (Tuesday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm), or on Sunday mornings during and following church services. One Sunday each month, the artist is present between Sunday services to meet with others to speak about their work. In addition, some artists may choose to hold a separate reception for their artwork.

March Artist: Denira Valjevcic


I was born in Sarajevo and came to the United States when I was 8 with my parents and older brother. After graduating from Johnston High School, I became a physician despite my dream of becoming an artist and realistically, an art teacher. I started painting calligraphy to express the beauty of Islam represented through art. I hope to make all people feel safe next to the Arabic letters but yet make Muslims more welcomed. I paint with passion in hope that it will change people’s perceptions, and create a more peaceful world.


How to Apply

If you would like to show your artwork on the Art Gallery wall at First Unitarian, please submit the completed forms below. If you have any questions, you may contact Linda Mathews at

Art Gallery Policy

Artist Instructions & Application Form

Past Artists in our Art Gallery!